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Press Release: Abstraction Announces Partnership with Funcom to Help Bring Vision for Upcoming Dune Project to Life

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Dutch developer lends creativity and technical agility to collaboration

Amsterdam, Netherlands – Creative video game development studio Abstraction announced today that it has joined forces with Funcom on the upcoming, open-world survival multiplayer game Dune. Abstraction will offer co-development support on engine level systems, rendering and platform support, as well as on a variety of other gameplay and technological aspects. 

While a large portion of the Abstraction team focuses on engine work for optimized performance, various members have integrated into other existing teams working on the project within Funcom to help develop major features in the game. Other specific aspects of work on Dune include in the collaboration include AI, audio, animation and physics. 

“We thrive on creativity, changing technology and creative problem solving, and Funcom has been fun and collaborative to work with,” said Ralph Egas, Abstraction CEO. “Dune represents the kind of epic IP that any developer would love to get their hands on, so we are honored to help Funcom achieve their vision for such a cool project”.  

"It's been a pleasure working alongside Abstraction on much of the core technology powering our next open-world multiplayer game based on the Dune IP.” said Fred Richardson, Funcom CTO. “Their extensive technical knowledge and experience is proving invaluable in allowing us to push the boundaries of what we can do with Unreal." 

About Abstraction 

Abstraction is a creative game development studio established in 2007 in The Netherlands with a no-compromise attitude that delivers cutting-edge results. Renowned for taking on technically demanding projects and providing support teams for AAA publishers, Abstraction does not shy away from a challenge and has delivered 200+ SKU’s across 60 games over the last 14 years. The company is also engaged with creative co-development and DLC projects and is producing an unannounced internal game based on an original IP.   

The studio is proud to count as its partners, companies such as Bioware/EA, 343/Microsoft, Funcom, Mythical Games, Sega, Paradox Interactive, Snail Games, Perfect World, and Aspyr Media to name but a few. 

For more information, please visit http://www.abstraction.games/game/dune 

About Funcom 

Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Titles include ‘Conan Exiles‘, ‘Secret World Legends, ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, ‘The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online', 'The Park', and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'.

For more information, please visit https://www.funcom.com/